Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Institute, Czech Republic
Keywords of expertise: 1. Aerosol deposition in lungs, 2. Physical models of lungs, 3. Experimental aerosol research, 4. Positron emission tomography
Golden Paragraph: Frantisek Lizal works as senior lecturer at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. His primary area of interest is experimental research of aerosol transport and deposition in human lungs. He and his team developed several physical replicas of human lungs. Some replicas were used for measurements of flow and velocity of particles within human lungs using laser Doppler-based methods. Other replicas are being used for measurements of regional aerosol deposition using optical microscopy or positron emission tomography. The data delivered by his team are being used by the community of SimInhale members as boundary conditions and for validation of numerical simulations of particle transport in lungs. He also collaborates on particle image velocimetry measurement of flow field in the replica of lungs. His secondary interests are thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and their applications.